DEMOCRATS

Bob Morris weighs in on Joe Lieberman’s attempt to keep Al Gore on the New Democrat ranch:

Well Joe, you silly elitist twit, it IS a class conflict, and speaking out loudly against corporate fraud and corruption could be the best possible way for Democrats to re-take the White House. And by the way Joe, remind us why you are a Democrat since you are more conservative than most Republicans?

Bob, the sad fact is that you’re absolutely right – this is what the Dems should be doing. But also I think in taking this tack, the Democrats expose themselves incredibly (as noted in my post below). I’m hard-pressed to imagine that we could find a Democrat who isn’t vulnerable enough (remember that we don’t need parity in corruption…a mere stain will do)to this issue to make it suicidal gesture, and as a consequence I think we’ll get a lot of posturing over arcane accounting and administrative trivia which will allow the Dems to take Bush on (“what did he know and when did he know it?” type stuff) without threatening their own access to the private jets.

3 thoughts on “DEMOCRATS”

  1. Date: 07/31/2002 00:00:00 AM
    Someone on another thread (was it you, Bob?) mentioned that the Green party doesn’t accept corporate funds. This is true, but the reason is different than you might think: Greens have no power (outside of media coverage during elections), so corporations don’t offer them money. Why would they?If Greens ever manage to win positions of power, than all the moneyed interested will start waving dollars in front of them, and the Greens will take it. They will do this not because they are evil, but because they are human.Trust me.

  2. Date: 07/31/2002 00:00:00 AM
    They will do #2 if they can. However, there’s enough seriously pissed people on all sides of the political spectrum now, that this isn’t business as usual.And A Green party starting to nip at the heels of both parties.

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